Mixed Media


The background of the above was created with hand dyed tissue and further embellished with foil and gel pens.

The technique is simple


Requirements are few too. You need a background* (fabric or paper) the tissue and a matte medium (the one illustrated works particularly well).


Matte Medium is needed directly on the background


Apply it over the tissue too.


Cover the surface and leave to dry.


Once dry the beauty of the paper is visible. Interesting things can happen with the background too

The above shows the front and back of a paper background

The above shows a background of cotton fibres. A piece of this paper is included in our packs so that you can experiment. This surface too is perfect for stitching – and I often use it for book covers.

Sometimes there is a double use as a quick ‘print’ will result in a watercolour-like finish – and you can still use the paper as above. The video below shows the imprint left – remember to lift the tissue immediately while still wet – it can be transferred to another area for use or left on polythene to dry before peeling off for use.

Just two more sleeps…..

As someone pointed out, there are only a couple of sleeps before the journaling prompts begin. Still time to join in. Just complete the contact form below.

It’s free! You can write/draw in your journal or use your blog as the writing place. Your choice.

A reminder and a bit more

A reminder that it’s the Brockenhurst Needlework Fiesta tomorrow and Sunday. The Sunday opening hours are curtailed, so make sure you get there early.

Today I’ve added some new Quintettes to their page. There are only a few there, but we will have many more combinations with us at Brockenhurst. I’m hoping to do a few demos – providing we aren’t too busy – using one of my Journals.

If you would like to see the Quintettes the following picture will take you there.

250403 Perle 5
250403 Perle 5

We also have some beautiful new colourways in the Jumbo Perle! Those are only available at the show. See you soon


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